SCN1A gene sequencing in 46 Turkish epilepsy patients disclosed 12 novel mutations

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Usluer S., Salar S., Arslan M., YİŞ U., KARA B., Tekturk P., ...Daha Fazla

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, cilt.39, ss.34-43, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.seizure.2016.05.008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-43


Purpose: The SCN1A gene is one of the most commonly mutated human epilepsy genes associated with a spectrum of phenotypes with variable degrees of severity. Despite over 1200 distinct mutations reported, it is still hard to draw clear genotype phenotype relationships, since genetic and environmental modifiers contribute to the development of a particular disease caused by an SCN1A mutation. We aimed to initiate mutational screening of the SCN1A gene in Turkey and advance further our understanding of the relationship between the SCN1A sequence alterations and disease phenotypes such as GEFS+, DS and related epileptic encephalopathies.